Albert Bauer (born June 6, 1928) is a former politician in the American state of Washington.
Bauer was born in Lewistown, Montana and attended Clark Community College, Portland State College, and Oregon State University. A Navy veteran, he was a teacher before entering politics. Bauer was elected to the Washington House of Representatives in 1971 to the 49th district, and served until 1980, when he ran for the state senate. In the latter three years, he served as the House Democratic Caucus Chairman. He served in the Washington State Senate from 1981 to 2001 as a Democrat representing the 48th district. From 1999 to 2001, he was Senate Vice President Pro Tempore.
Bauer is married to Patricia and has three children. Bauer Hall at Clark College is named in his honour. He has received many awards, including the Washington State School Principals’ Legislator of the Year Award, Mother Joseph Legislative Award, Betty Sharff Memorial Award, HOSTS Corporation, Personal Commitment to Improve Education, Phi Delta Kappa Award, Bauer Hall, and the Washington State Educational Service District’s Walter G. Turner Award.